Earthdance is an artist-run workshop, residency, and retreat center located in the Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts.  We provide a dynamic mix of dance, somatic, and interdisciplinary arts training, with a focus on sustainable living, social justice, and community.  Earthdance has been spearheading innovative arts programming and maintaining a beautiful facility for rental groups in the Pioneer Valley for three decades.

African/Arab Dances, Hip Hop, Brazilian Silvestre...

Donna Mejia's teaching practice defies categorization. Inventive fusion, hardcore rhythms, precision hip work, and attentive bodywork feed the mix. Don't miss this eclectic, electric workshop! Learn More & Register >>

Experience a rich array of interdisciplinary workshops:

M I C R O P O L I S: Movement and Space Itinerant Laboratory, Healing Games of Communication, POLIPHONY - THE KEY TO UNITY, Becoming Known: An experiment in creating from text, Rhythm Reclamation Exorcises, A Series of Interventions, WALK POEMS - a workshop on dance & discourse, AND MORE! Learn More & Register >>

Join a vibrant live-work environment...

Deepen your understanding of interpersonal dynamics, engage in somatic & creative opportunities, and develop professional skills in running various aspects of an arts-based non-profit organization. Learn More & Apply >>

Cultivating Equity at the Falling Leaves Jam...

For individuals who self-identify as belonging to an underrepresented and/or marginalized group in CI in attendance of the Falling Leaves Jam 2019 October 17th-20th. Application closes September 8th! Learn More & Apply >>

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Upcoming Workshops & Trainings

July 22, 2019 - 5:00pm to July 27, 2019 - 3:00pm
Hosted by Rooted Essence: Featuring Guest Artists and Choreographers A 5-day residency and retreat hosted by Rooted Essence on Earthdance's serene & sacred grounds. For women of color ages 15-35, yet is open to others who wish to attend.
July 25, 2019 - 5:00pm to July 28, 2019 - 3:00pm
Proceeds support Earthdance’s Diversity, Equiry & Inclusion Scholarship.After over 30 years of study, Donna Mejia has galvanized a teaching practice that defies categorization, highlighting dances of the North African/Arab rural communities, Yoga, Ballet, American hip hop, and Brazilian...
July 25, 2019 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Hosted by Rooted Essence: Featuring Guest Artists and Choreographers

Upcoming Contact Improvisation Jams

August 11, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Experience music & movement unfolding together in improvisation. Each month a new musician fills the space as we dance in playful exploration. All dance levels & styles are welcome. $15 - $20(No one turned away for lack of funds)   About the Musician
September 22, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Experience music & movement unfolding together in improvisation. Each month a new musician fills the space as we dance in playful exploration. All dance levels & styles are welcome. $15 - $20(No one turned away for lack of funds)   About the Musicians
October 17, 2019 - 5:00pm to October 20, 2019 - 3:00pm
Autumn's vibrancy of colors, shapes, and forms enters our bodies as we play with a range of approaches to Contact Improvisation and community.